Friday, September 25, 2015

Elise Kobke

After Constantin Hansen. Elise's uncle was a famous Dutch artist and contemporary of Hansen. 2015. Sold


After Hermenegildo Bustos, a Mexican Indian painter working in the 18th century in a remote little village. 2015.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Lorraine Divine

This is a painting after the famous The White Hat by Jean Baptiste Grueze. Completed 2015. sold

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Anna Marie

Lately, I have been using the Library Company of Philadelphia for sourcing portraits of people as it is a consistent challenge to find proper images. They have excellent archives, online but often they don't know the names associated with the images. Such is the case here. I call her Anna Marie. Completed, 2014. Traded to Marga Grima.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Aunt Kate Richardson

Not my Aunt Kate but someone's Aunt Kate who lived in Philadelphia in the early 1800's. Also a relatively large portrait on a 24 oz can. Complete in November, 2014. Sold

Leigh Ann Melville (1790-1869)

From the Philly area, the original was found in the archives of The Library Company of Philadelphia. Complete November 2014. Sold

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Honor Jeffers, c. 2014

As it is becoming increasing difficult for me to source the portraits I am painting, I at times, bereft of the reference to the sitter, as is the case here. What is interesting to me is the placement of the image befitting of the crown on the Bud can, thereby creating a good marriage of can and image which makes for the best pieces. Complete November 2014. Sold

Monday, March 2, 2015

Henry Peters Gray (1819-1877)

Henry was born in NYC he was a pupil of Daniel Huntington in New York, and subsequently studied in Rome and Florence. Elected a member of the National Academy of Design in 1842, he succeeded Huntington as president in 1870, holding the position until 1871.[1]
The later years of his life were devoted to portrait work. He was strongly influenced by the old Italian masters, painting in mellow colour with a classical tendency. One of his notable canvases was an allegorical composition called "The Birth of our Flag" (1875). He died in NYC. Sold.

Gen. Jefferson Davis

Don't really need to say much about who this nice looking fellow is. Completed 2015. Sold.

Edward Miles

Monday, January 26, 2015

Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Lebrun (1755-1842)

From a self portrait. Elisabeth was one of the best known and most fashionable  portraitist in 18th century France; her clients included the Queen Marie Antionette, whose portrait she painted 30 times. Sold.

Andrew Robertson ((1777-1845)

Andrew was one of the finest Scottish miniature painters. This is from a self portrait. he worked in London most of his life and was the appointed miniature painter to the Duke of Essex. Sold.

Sara Goodridge (1788-1853)

This is from a self portrait. Sara was a leading miniaturist in Boston. She's now infamous for a miniature portrait of her breast, naming it "Beauty Revealed", that she had presented to a lover and that is now at the permanent collection of the Met in NY. Sold